Emma Bovary and Stephen Dedalus Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Emma Bovary and Stephen Dedalus
A comparison of the main characters in Gustave Flaubert's novel "Madame Bovary" and James Joyce's novel "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man".
# 119083 | 1,837 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2010 in Literature (World) , Literature (French) , English (Comparison)

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The paper analyzes Gustave Flaubert's Emma and James Joyce's Stephen and compares their respective searches for their own culture and identity. The paper highlights how Emma and Stephen have both found their paths to go down and have, in a sense, estranged themselves from society. The paper notes many similarities and differences between these two characters.

From the Paper:

"In Gustave Flaubert's 1856 novel entitled Madame Bovary, the heroine, Emma, is a beautiful, young wife of a country doctor. She is disillusioned with life and, more simply put, bored with it. She is able to escape her life through a series of affairs. Flaubert exposes the flaws of Emma's character and the hypocrisy of bourgeois living in a stilted society. When the book was published, it caused such a stir for being obscene. It was attacked by prosecutors when it was first serialized in La revue de Paris. The book is considered one of the most important books of Realism and some will even suggest that it is one of the most influential novels ever written."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Penguin Classics; Revised edition. December 31,2002.
  • Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Penguin Classics. March 25,2003.
  • Perkins, Wendy. Critical Essay on Madame Bovary, in Novels for Students. The GaleGroup. 2002.

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

Emma Bovary and Stephen Dedalus (2010, March 31) Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/emma-bovary-and-stephen-dedalus-119083/

MLA Format

"Emma Bovary and Stephen Dedalus" 31 March 2010. Web. 29 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/emma-bovary-and-stephen-dedalus-119083/>